Crowds, Carlsberg and Cort: the best Tour de France Grand Départ ever?

Denmark loves cycling, that much is very clear

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We should have known that the people of Denmark would go crazy for the Tour de France. This is a country where cycling is king, where one cannot move in a town or city for fear of aimlessly walking into a bike lane. For those of us not used to such infrastructure in the UK, you have to be switched on.

A clue came with the team presentation in Copenhagen last Wednesday, when there were thousands of people packed into the Tivoli Gardens to watch some riders simply ride onto stage and wave. This was another level.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.